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Opposition strike Thursday for FDI, diesel price hike rollback


September 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The opposition parties will hold a nationwide strike Thursday demanding a rollback of the government's decision to hike diesel prices, cap subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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Russian opposition MP expelled from parliament


September 14th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov was Friday ousted from the lower house of parliament for engaging in commercial activity while serving as an MP.The MP ... Read more...

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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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A dinner to remember in Pakistan (Islamabad diary)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The dinner reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal Friday night could easily be termed as a high point in the thaw between ... Read more...

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MP’s expense claims rise in a year


September 7th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Official figures show that the expenses for the MPs have gone up immensely as compared to what politicians spent before the expenses scandal. The bill rose ... Read more...

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British PM plans cabinet reshuffle to boost economy


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to reshuffle his government this week as members of parliament returned Monday for a new term after the ... Read more...

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Don’t be happy about SC decision, opposition tells Congress


August 24th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government should not celebrate the Supreme Court verdict rejecting a plea seeking to make Finance Minister P. Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G ... Read more...

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Karnataka to probe rumours against northeast people


August 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Friday ordered an inquiry into the rumour-mongering about alleged security threats, that triggered exodus of people from northeastern states ... Read more...

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Lucknow airport construction irregularities to be probed


August 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday referred to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) complaints of irregularities in construction of the new terminal at Lucknow airport.The ... Read more...

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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus


August 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee of parliamentarians to meet Hindus in Sindh province and reassure them of their security after Hindu ... Read more...

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Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

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Ansari has edge over Jaswant Singh in vice presidential poll


August 6th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) As many as 787 members of parliament will vote Tuesday to elect India's 14th vice president. In the poll, UPA nominee and incumbent ... Read more...

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Team Anna will realise responsibilities, compulsions: Soni


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Welcoming Team Anna members' decision to end their fast, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said their move to form a political alternative ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel chief hints at delay in report


July 25th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as Team Anna started an indefinite fast here demanding a stringent anti-corruption law, the head of a panel on Lokpal Wednesday said it ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Himachal


July 19th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) Polling for the presidential election ended peacefully in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh Thursday with 67 legislators in the 68-seat assembly casting their votes.The polling that ... Read more...

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Polling to elect next Indian president ends


July 19th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The seven-hour polling in Parliament House here and state legislatures across India to elect the next president ended at 5 p.m. Thursday, even as ... Read more...

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Jagan leaves jail to vote in presidential poll (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Jailed YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former Andhra Pradesh minister Mopidevi Venkatramna Thursday cast their votes in the presidential election.Jagan, as the ... Read more...

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Andhra speaker first to vote presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Polling to elect India's new president proceeded smoothly and briskly in the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday with speaker Nadendla Manohar the first to cast ... Read more...

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Indian lawmakers vote to elect new president (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect a new president in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Ballot papers not EVMs for presidential poll


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Why are ballot papers and not electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the presidential election as is the norm in parliamentary polls? This is because ... Read more...

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India to elect new president Thursday


July 18th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India will elect a new president Thursday in what is a direct contest between ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee and opposition-backed ... Read more...

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Sonia meets Congress MPs ahead of presidential poll


July 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday met party MPs as part of efforts to ensure full participation and hassle-free voting by its representatives in the ... Read more...

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Parliamentarian among 20 killed in Afghanistan bombing (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) At least 20 people, including an Afghan parliamentarian, were killed and 40 injured in a suicide bombing at a wedding hall in the northern Afghan ... Read more...

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Centre backs Bihar’s running of MPLADS schemes


July 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The central government Friday told the Supreme Court that the procedure adopted by Bihar for implementing the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) ... Read more...

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South Sudan seeks Indian help in parliamentary work (With images)


July 13th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) South Sudan, a year-old African nation, is seeking India's help in creating its parliamentary systems and a delegation is here to study the ... Read more...

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A third of presidential electoral college tainted


July 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As people's representatives are set to elect a new president soon, data compiled by a think tank shows nearly a third of the electoral college ... Read more...

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NCC to grow, change training syllabus


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC), India's military youth movement in schools and colleges, is all set to grow with the defence ministry planning to increase ... Read more...

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No discrimination aggainst Himachal: Anand Sharma


June 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), June 30 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh is indulging in false and misleading propaganda that the central government is discriminating against the state, union ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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Left parties to discuss stand over presidential poll


June 21st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Top leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist met in the national capital Thursday morning over the presidential poll.The meeting of the party's politburo ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan violence over electricity


June 19th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) At least one person was killed and six others were injured in clashes between protesters and a politician's security guards in Pakistan's Punjab province Monday, as ... Read more...

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